The Super Derby, Louisiana Downs' marquee event, will take place
Sept. 8 this year, the earliest date in the race's 32 years. Just like
last season, the 33rd edition of the race takes place on the second
Saturday in September and will run as a Grade II, $500,000 event over 1
Last year, trainer Bob Baffert
shipped in Prayer For Relief and captured the victory. The Super Derby
highlights a 28-stakes, 84-day meet at Louisiana Downs. Opening Day is
May 4, the day before the Kentucky Derby.
first stakes events at LaDowns are slated for June 2, when the John
Franks Memorial and the Honeymoon Stakes — a pair of $50,000 events —
will take to the turf.